Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Woman charged over N16m fraud


Lady charged over The Police on Wednesday summoned a 35-year-old lady, Patience Akhutor, in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates' Court, Abuja, for professedly cheating 100 individuals of N16million.

Akhutor, who lives at Gwarimpa, Abuja, is confronting a four-number charge of criminal break of trust, deceiving, criminal misappropriation and criminal terrorizing.

The prosecutor, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that onec, of Asokoro and 99 others composed an appeal to dated April 7, against the respondent.

The letter submitted to the FCT Commissioner of Police, charged that at some point in December 2016, the litigant deluded the complainants to put resources into her organization, Laveragers Resources Network Ltd.

He said that the complainants put N16 million in the company.N16m fraud. The prosecutor said that it was agreed that after four months they will get N120 million in return as profit for their investment.

He said that when four months elapsed, the defendant failed to return the money with the profit as agreed.

The prosecutor said that the defendant even threatened to deal with the complainants.

The prosecutor said that during investigation it was discovered that the defendant diverted the said money to her personal use.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 312, 322,309 and 397 of the Penal Code.

The defendant denied committing the offences, while the Magistrate, Mohammed Tahir, granted him bail in the sum of N1.5 million, with one surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned until June 8, for hearing.

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